Dengue cases and deaths in Negros Occidental continue to increase and remain above the epidemic threshold, a Provincial Health Office report showed yesterday.
The dengue fever surveillance report from January 1 to September 3 showed the death toll having increased from 16 to 18, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Negros Occidental provincial health officer, said.
The dengue deaths reached 18 with one new fatality in Bago City and another in Talisay City.
Talisay City now has three dengue deaths, while Bago City has two. Earlier, it was also reported that San Carlos, La Carlota and Silay cities had two dengue deaths each, while EB Magalona, Hinigaran, Hinobaan, La Castellana, Moises Padilla, Murcia and Sagay City had one death each.
Bacolod City has also 8 reported dengue deaths.
The number of dengue cases in Negros Occidental, excluding Bacolod City, also increased to 3,693, or a 190 percent hike compared to the number of cases in the same period last year, the PHO report showed.
Silay City continued to have the highest number of dengue cases at 374, followed by Talisay City with 303, Bago City with 302, Himamaylan City 285, Cauayan 266, Kabankalan City 255, Isabela 208, La Carlota City 159, San Carlos City 151, Hinoba-an 116, Sipalay City 106;
Binalbagan 100, Sagay City 89, Hinigaran 86, Victorias City 85, Murcia 83, Pontevedra 81, E.B. Magalona 78, Ilog 77, Valladolid 71, Moises Padilla 57, San Enrique 56, Calatrava 49, Cadiz City 47, Manapla 42, La Castellana 38, Salvador Benedicto 38, Escalante City 35, Candoni 23, Pulupandan 18, and Toboso 15.*CPG
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